Passport is a funding program that helps adults with a developmental disability to participate in their community, and helps caregivers to take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.

Passport/Direct Funding allows people to access funding for things like:

  • Cover the cost of classes offered through a community centre or local school board, such as literacy, computer, or cooking classes;
  • Fees for educational programs designed for adults with a developmental disability;
  • Recreational programs (e.g., swimming lessons, camp fees);
  • Job preparation or work activities (e.g., hiring a support worker to help with on-the-job training or to act as a job coach at work);
  • Support needs to attend post-secondary education;
  • Support needs to participate or volunteer in community activities or events (e.g., covering the cost of transportation, having a support worker go with you to help you participate);
  • Activities that help develop social skills, independent living, and personal management skills (such as learning how to do banking, take public transit, or use the library.)